Devon Allman's Honeytribe
9 p.m. March 4 at Cosmic Charlie's, 388 Woodland Ave. $10. (859) 309-9499. Cosmic-charlies.com.
There are many moments within the power-trio music of Devon Allman's Honeytribe when one is likely to forget that one is listening to the son of an Allman Brother.
At work, at times, are spacious jazzlike jams that work off the interplay between guitarist Allman and bassist George Potsos. Leaning to the other extreme are exchanges that ignite blues-based inspirations in ways that bring to mind the Gov't Mule music of latter-day Allman Brothers Band guitar great Warren Haynes.
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But there also are songs in almost every Honeytribe concert that bring to bear the true extent of the bandleader's musical legacy. Among them is Midnight Rider, a signature tune of Devon's Rock and Roll Hall of Famer dad, Gregg Allman. But in Honeytribe's hands, the tune becomes a chunky, desperate moaner. It embodies the youthful drive and immediacy that fuel much of Honeytribe's original music as well as the lyrical Southern flow that has so long been a trademark of the elder Allman.
This weekend, Honeytribe, rounded out by drummer Gabriel Strange, takes on Allman music new (specifically, songs from the 2010 album Space Age Blues) and vintage (the Sonny Boy Williamson blues nugget One Way Out, a longtime concert staple of the Allman Brothers Band sung by dear ol' dad) with a performance at Cosmic Charlie's.
From Salmon to a Taxi
Fans of the late lamented jam band Leftover Salmon should check out what will cruise into Monday's taping of WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour at The Kentucky Theatre. The band is Great American Taxi; behind the wheel will be Vince Herman, Leftover Salmon's endlessly jubilant keyboardist and vocalist. Herman has long been a favorite in Lexington thanks to dates with the Salmon crew and some fun solo shows at the long-defunct High on Rose.
Texas-turned-New Mexico folk stylist Michael Hearne completes Monday's WoodSongs lineup. (6:45 p.m. $10. Reservations: (859) 252-8888. Woodsongs.com.)
Dying plays live ... and other tales
Bring out the earphones, folks. And while you're at it, you might want to stock up on caffeine for the morning. That's because Buster's Billiards & Backroom, 899 Manchester Street, has a three-act, all-ages metal music marathon on tap Tuesday. San Diego's Grammy-nominated As I Lay Dying will headline, with fellow West Coasters Winds of Plague and After the Burial completing the bill. (7:30 p.m. $19.) Doors open at 6:30.
Such loud-and-proud sounds will get March rocking nicely at Buster's, and the club is already looking to a hearty April. In the first week of that month, the club will bring in the Band-like Americana jams of The Felice Brothers (April 2) and an unprecedented (at least, locally) weekend-long engagement by Drive-By Truckers (April 8 and 9).
For ticket info, go to Bustersbb.com.
Notes from Anat
On Thursday, we have a rare regional performance by celebrated Israeli-born jazz artist Anat Cohen. A jazz entrepreneur of sorts, the clarinetist/saxophonist leads her own bands, moonlights in scores of others, records independently and gets booked for some pretty distinctive gigs — including playing a solo clarinet version of the national anthem before a Portland Trailblazers basketball game last week. Best of all, her Central Kentucky outing next week at Berea College's Phelps-Stokes Chapel is free. Show time will be 8 p.m.
Cohen discusses a jazz career that has taken her from Tel Aviv to the NBA in Sunday's Life + Arts section.